It was a weedy mud pit that just always looked like a mess, and the small concrete patio that was by the doors was pretty stained and not looking too attractive either. I love the look and sound of pea gravel underfoot AND it's a lot cheaper, easier, faster and more forgiving for a DIY patio than most other options. I do love flagstone and beautiful hardscaping, but I LOVE the charm of the pea gravel so it was an easy route to go. The pavers that line the pea gravel patio were reused from the messy, weedy ugly path that was going through this area. There were lining the path and it was filled with large jagged white rock.
After 2 truckloads of deco pea gravel was dumped on our driveway...
Less than 24 hours later, Tyler and I had laid out landscape cover and he wheelbarrow-ed down all 2.5 tons of gravel himself! Still need to do some things down there, it's pretty bare but we love the look down there so much better!